WATER / SEWER TIPS
Limit Food Down the Drain Line
This tip is simply a good HABIT for all kitchen drain lines. Most food waste is heavier than other waste normally intended for the sewer line, does not flow out or through the line as easily and can easily gather in the line. Scrape as much food waste as possible into a garbage container.
Fats, oils and grease (FOG). Collect FOG in a separate disposable container, let it cool and solidify then dispose in the garbage container. Also wipe FOG residue from pans or dishes with a paper towel before washing.
Some people claim that egg shells sharpen the garbage disposal blades. This is not true. As the shell grinds down to a sand-like substance it eventually clogs pipes. Coffee grounds can also build up over time and cause a clog.
Bottom-line: Don’t treat your sinks and drains like a garbage container.
Drain Cleaner & Deodorizer
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar.
Wait 15 minutes and then pour hot water down the drain to clear residue.
Inflow and Infiltration Compliance Ordinance
CARLTON 2020 DRINKING WATER REPORT
Your drinking water comes from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 48 to 50 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.
Carlton works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on your drinking water.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe drinking water standards. These standards limit the amounts of specific contaminants allowed in drinking water. This ensures that tap water is safe to drink for most people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the amount of certain contaminants in bottled water. Bottled water must provide the same public health protection as public tap water.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Carlton Monitoring Results
This report contains our monitoring results from January 1 to December 31, 2020.
We work with the Minnesota Department of Health to test drinking water for more than 100 contaminants. It is not unusual to detect contaminants in small amounts. No water supply is ever completely free of contaminants. Drinking water standards protect Minnesotans from substances that may be harmful to their health.
Some of the substances tested for include lead, copper, barium, xylenes, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, chlorine, fluoride, sodium and sulfate. Carlton’s levels for both regulated and unregulated substances were all below the EPA’s goals for each item.
See full report below.